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Sturgeon accused of 'fobbing off' chronic pain patients by 'blaming pandemic for treatment delays'

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Nicola Sturgeon has been accused of fobbing off chronic pain patients by blaming the pandemic for treatment delays. The First Minister was asked ­about mum-of-two Liz ­Barrie after the Sunday Mail highlighted her three-year wait for a steroid injection.In response to a question from Labour MSP Monica Lennon, Sturgeon said: “I cannot even begin to find the words to express my appreciation for that work, understanding the pressure that they are working under. “There are many patients, including the individual cited, who are having ­disruption to their care. “We will do everything that we can to mitigate those impacts but we come back, as we so often have during the pandemic, to the hard reality at the centre of this.“The impact on ­services

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